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DROPS 84-8 by DROPS Design

Strikket cardigan in DROPS Silke Tweed or DROPS Alpaca.

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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 92-100-108-116-124 cm
Hem: 84-92-100-108-116 cm

Materials: DROPS SILKE-TWEED from Garnstudio (discontinued)
200-250-250-300-300 gr nr 10, granite
50-100-100-100-100 gr nr 9, flint

Or use: DROPS ALPACA from garnstudio
250-300-300-400-400 gr nr 6205, light blue
100-150-150-150-150 gr nr 9021, fog

7 DROPS Silver buttons nr 543

DROPS 4.5 mm and 6 mm needles, or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Gauge:
1 strand: 20 sts x 26 rows on smaller needles in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm.
3 strands: 14 sts on larger needles in stockinette st = 10 cm wide.

Rib: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat * - *.

Back: Cast on 60-68-72-76-84 sts on larger needles with 1 strand granite and 2 strands flint or 1 strand light blue and 2 strands fog (= 3 strands). P 2 rows (1 row = right side), then knit rib as follows:
Size S + M + XL + XXL: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), P 2, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat * - *, finish with K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Size L: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * K 2, P 2 *, repeat * - *, finish with K 2 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
When the piece measures 11 cm knit 2 rows garter st then change to smaller needles and stockinette st with only 1 strand granite or 1 strand light blue, increasing 26-26-30-34-34 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 86-94-102-110-118 sts.
When the piece measures 13 cm inc 1 st at each side every 3-4-4-4-5 cm a total of 4 times = 94-102-110-118-126 sts.
When the piece measures 31-32-33-34-35 cm bind off for armhole at each side every other row: 4 sts 0-0-0-1-1 time, 3 sts 1-1-2-2-2 times, 2 sts 2-3-3-3-4 times and 1 st 3-4-5-4-5 times = 74-76-76-78-80 sts.
When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm bind off the center 28-30-30-32-32 sts for the neck. Dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 2 times = 21-21-21-21-22 sts remain on each shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm.

Left front: Cast on 30-34-36-38-42 sts on larger needles with 1 strand granite and 2 strands flint or 1 strand light blue and 2 strands fog (= 3 strands). P 2 rows (first row = right side), then knit rib from side edge as follows:
Sizes S + M + XL + XXL: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * K 2, P 2 *, repeat * - *, finish with K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Size L: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), P 2, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat * - *, finish with K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
When the piece measures 11 cm knit 2 rows garter st, then change to smaller needles and stockinette st with only 1 strand granite or 1 strand light blue, increasing 14-14-16-18-18 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 44-48-52-56-60 sts.
When the piece measures 13 cm inc at the side as on back = 48-52-56-60-64 sts.
When the piece measures 31-32-33-34-35 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back = 38-39-39-40-41 sts.
When the piece measures 40-42-42-44-46 cm bind off 5 sts at center front edge for neck. Then bind off at the neck edge every other row: 2 sts 4 times and
1 st 4-5-5-6-6 times = 21-21-21-21-22 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when the piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm.

Right front: Cast on and knit the same as the left, but begin the rib as follows from center front edge:
Sizes S + M + XL + XXL: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), P 2, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat * - *, finish with K 2 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Size L: K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), P 2, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat * - *, finish with K 1 (edge st knit in garter st).
Then continue as on left front, reversing all shaping.

Sleeve: Cast on 38-38-38-42-42 sts on larger needles with 1 strand granite and 2 strands flint or 1 strand light blue and 2 strands fog (= 3 strands). P 2 rows (first row = right side), then knit rib keeping 1 edge st at each side in garter st.
When the piece measures 17 cm knit 2 rows garter st then change to smaller needles and stockinette st with only 1 strand granite or 1 strand light blue, increasing 14 sts evenly distributed on the 1st row = 52-52-52-56-56 sts. When sleeve measures 18 cm inc 1 st at each side every 3-2.5-2-2-1.5 cm a total of 10-12-14-14-16 times = 72-76-80-84-88 sts.
When sleeve measures 48-48-47-46-45 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every other row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 2-3-6-8-9 times, then bind off 2 sts at each side until the piece measures 55-56-57-58-58 cm, then bind off 3 sts at each side 1 time. Bind off the remaining sts, the piece measures approx. 56-57-58-59-59 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams.
Buttonband: Pick up approx. 80-92 sts (divisible by 4) along left button band on smaller needles with 1 strand granite or 1 strand light blue. K 2 rows (first row = wrong side), then knit rib as follows:K 1 (edge st knit in garter st), * P 2, K 2 *, repeat * *, finish with P 2 and K 1 (edge st knit in garter st). When the rib measures 3 cm knit 2 rows garter st then bind off.
Repeat along right button band, but on the 3rd row of the rib make 7 buttonholes evenly distributed – the bottom buttonhole should be approx. 1.5 cm from bottom edge and top one approx. 1.5 cm from top edge. 1 buttonhole = bind off 1 st and on the next row yo over the bound off st.
Neckband: Pick up approx. 65-78 sts around the neck (incl. over buttonbands) on larger needles with 2 strands flint and 1 strand granite or 2 strands fog and 1 strand light blue (= 3 strands) and knit 3 rows garter st (1st row = wrong side), then bind off all sts on the next row.
Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams in one, using edge sts as seam allowance. Sew on buttons.

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